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#599 of 640 Re: Heading across W. Texas this summer? [papagreg]
May 14, 2007 (10:40 pm)
It is good to hear about people who love their Commander.
My Commander would be great for Texas. I've been to Texas and I would want a tought, smooth and fast 4x4 because y'all drive like no tomorrow. Speed limit up here in Alaska where I drive daily is tops 55mph.
I love my 2006 Commander Limited, I am getting ready to have spinal fusion and have had years of back issues myself. The drivers seat in the Commander is fabulous. I previously had an Avalanche with all the fixings, a Buick Park Avenue with the supercharged engine and top of the line interior. The Jeep Commander Limited with the Hemi is smoother and more comfortable and quicker than either of the other vehicles on the highway.
I haven't had any of the problems that I have seen others go through. I have had a couple of sensor lights come on that were fixed quickly with no problems in the performance of this 4x4.
I live in Alaska so 4x4 is needed 6months out of the year for the snow. I don't get studs on my tires and with the weight of this vehicle it is safe on the icy roads. The gas mileage is a little more than the Avalanche, but looking at comparable high end 4x4 SUV's all of them run 4x4 all of the time and the gas mileage is the same. Best buy for the bucks. I live in a smaller community of about 20thousand, but do see several other Commanders cruising down our roads.
Alaskans know what drives well on rough and icy roads, and we like our vehicles comfortable. Up here everything is far apart and everyone has to drive as there is no mass public transport in most of Alaska. If more people could afford it we'd probably all be driving this vehicle. I do get a lot of people admiring the Black and Chrome Commander Limited when it's clean : )
#600 of 640 txtoolman1 Commander's Summer Trip
Aug 13, 2007 (7:09 pm)
Ok guys, I took my 2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L V8 3300 miles this summer going from San Antonio, to Midland, Estes Park Col., Moab Ut. Grand Canyon Village, Roswell(oh well) and Metorite Crater.
The Commander did not have one problem. With more miles since my last post, I can tell you that my Jeep Commander got 20.5 mpg for the whole trip. This is not an exaggeration! The only problem I had was at the end of the trip it had used just at one quart of Mobil One oil.
The wife was impressed by the 6 CD changer and speaker system. The radio gets OK reception, but there were some places in New Mexico and west Texas that had few stations in reach.
I love this tank of mine.
Aug 24, 2007 (11:21 am)
Who has experience towing with the Commander 4.7? Please give me your thoughts and experience. Also, has the ignition issue been resolved? What about cost normal maintanance, breaks, tires, oil changes etc...?
Sep 14, 2007 (10:30 am)
Anyone have any info on a recall on the Commander/Grand Cherokee brake system? CNN just announced a recall a few minutes ago but I couldn't get to the TV quick enough to get the details.
#604 of 640 Multiple issues with out 07 Commander
Sep 09, 2007 (6:25 pm)
We bought our 07 Jeep Commander V6 last March so we have had it for about 6 months now. It has a little over 6800 miles on it. I love the look of it but we have had a lot of issues with it already. The first time we took it in to be fixed we had only had it for a month. The home link buttons and compass stopped working. They said something was wrong with the computer module and replaced it. The second time and third time we took it in the all of my indicator lights lit up on the dash and none of my gauges worked. Plus it wouldn't even shift out of first gear. SO they replaced the ignition switch both times. My tire pressure monitor light comes on all the time when we are on the interstate. They had the nerve to ask me if I had the right air pressure in my tires. My husband is the store manager of a tire shop. I think he knows how to do that just fine. I am getting ready to take it back to the service dept. tomorrow because both of my fog lights are cracked and nothing has hit them. The crack is from the inside of the light and yesterday my power locks started not working. The unlock button on the driver side door does not work and when you hit the lock button it locks and then unlocks. Sometimes it doesn't do anything. I know people have been having the stalling problem but has anyone else had any other problems like mine?
#606 of 640 I think it's a LEMON!!
Sep 19, 2007 (5:27 pm)
Where to start. I just had the scariest ride of my life. I was pulling out into traffic when all of a sudden my brakes locked up & the car would not go anywhere but straight when I was supposed to be turning right. I was in the middle of the intersection with traffic coming at me very fast. They all slowed and I understand what the previous person said by feeling like you couldn't steer or brake. I was in a state of panic because I also had my 8, 4 & 2 year olds in the car with me. It was extremely hard to steer! We could have been in a VERY serious if not fatal accident!
This is ALSO not the only problem I have had with my car. I have a list so here goes:
-Front windshield had seal replaced due to LOUD noise
-4 A/C vents have been replaced
-Driver seat belt buckle & 2nd row center seat belt & buckle both replaced
-Plastic piece on side of driver seat was broke off and had to be replaced
-Driver window & driver side rear window both broke. they only fixed driver window and said they reset computer for other and it "should" work fine.
-2nd row A/C only gets good flow when on certain settings. There have been 2 times when it didn't work at all.
-DVD player is HORRIBLE. It resets just while driving down the road.
-Had a transmission leak and they said it was a recall on a cap of some sort
-one time I started car and had NO A/C then started driving and engine lights came on. Car was hesitating. Drove straight to dealership & they said they replaced egnition switch & reset & did something to computer.
- Finally, the situation tonight with the car locking up.
I don't think that this means I shouldn't have a drivers license and use mass transit but I do think that the person that wrote that very rude comment must work for jeep!! ha!
Also he must not have been in that situation either where he felt his life could have been in danger.
#607 of 640 Re: Multiple issues with out 07 Commander [cassetty5]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:53 pm)
Luckily I haven't had as many issues with our Commander as you have with yours. I currently have issues with the loud flute noise in the windshield, the ambient temperature gauge, and a tire pressure sensor. Previously, I had a problem with the passengers window which would quit half way down or up and a problem with the auto-dimming rear view mirror that was not working at delivery. Nothing I would consider dangerous at this point, just annoying little things on an essentially new car with about 11,000 miles on it. Many of the problems I have had as well as read about seem to be electrical in nature. The bad part is that it is leased, so I am stuck with it until 9/2009. If I had purchased it, it would be dangerously close to sitting on some ones used car lot. I haven't checked on breaking the lease as I am sure I am hopelessly buried in it financially. I am disappointed in the quality; a shame since my wife and I both really like the styling and other aspects of the Commander. I think that the lesson learned for me is to avoid new model year vehicles until the bugs are worked out. (had a disappointing experience with a new model year 2001 Mazda Tribute also) I was under the impression that the manufacturers extensively tested new models but I don't have much faith in that anymore. It seems that they rush them out the door and let the customer be the guinea pigs.
#608 of 640 Buying a commander
Jan 10, 2008 (12:07 pm)
Okay.. I need a little bit of help. Im going to school part time and im working a lot. I get a check of atlease 350 each week. I drive a mustang now.. But I want something bigger and capable of off roading. Im only 18 years old but Ive been very responsible with my savings and I have 10,000 cash to put down on a commander plus my car which is a mustang. I want to buy a used limited edition with the 4.7 motor.. My parents are going to sign for me and I want to pay it off within 3 years. I also have to pay my insurance but i have no other bills... Do you think with gas and maintance I Could afford this with making atleast 1000 a month. I also drive about 250 miles a week to school and work. I think I can but I'd like a 2nd opinion! Thanks!